On the village boundary, through the ruined gatehouse on Abbey
Street, stand the remains of Bromholm Priory, once one of the most
holy places in Europe. The priory was destitute until its Cluniac
monks purchased what they believed to be a piece of the original
crucifix from a priest who had, wandered Europe trying to find a
buyer for this valuable piece of merchandise.
Once in their hands, the monks promptly used It to cure all kinds
of diseases - even to raise people from the dead! Its fame attracted
pilgrims from all over Europe, including Henry III, and its name
was immortalised in Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales."